School board members now mandatory reporters of child abuse, neglect


(PC: Anna Reed, Statesman Journal)

Along with firefighters, psychologists and licensed child care providers, Salem-Keizer School Board members are now state-required mandatory reporters, meaning they must file a report with the Oregon Department of Human Services, a law enforcement agency or school resource officer if they have “reasonable cause” to believe a child is being abused or neglected.

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Published by Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is a freelance journalist and author based in Salem, Oregon. She wrote about education for more than seven years at the Statesman Journal and now covers education and other topics throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French from Willamette University.

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